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  • Nøgne Ø India Pale Ale

    Nøgne Ø India Pale Ale

    A rich, malty, and very bitter ale. Cascade hops provide a long, fruity and spicy after-taste. Ideal with barbequed or smoked meat dishes.

    • ABV: 7.5%
    • Size (Bottles): 12 x 500ml
    • Style: India Pale Ale
  • Nøgne Ø Pale Ale

    Nøgne Ø Pale Ale

    A refreshing light and hoppy ale and a great all-rounder. Ideal with barbequed or smoked meat dishes.

    • ABV: 6.0%
    • Size (Bottles): 12 x 500ml
    • Style: Pale Ale
  • Nøgne Ø Porter

    Nøgne Ø Porter

    In this quite dark ale, dark malts provide flavours of coffee and dried fruit. Try with dark chocolate, cheese or red meat dishes.

    Winner of the Silver Medal in the Robust Porter category at the World Beer Cup in 2008.

    • ABV: 7.0%
    • Size (Bottles): 12 x 500ml
    • Style: Porter
  • Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout

    Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout

    Nøgne Ø like to think that the Russian Tsar would have liked his stout this way - dark, rich ale in which a generous sweetness with roasted malt bitterness.

    Great with vanilla ice cream or dark chocolate.

    • ABV: 9.0%
    • Size (Bottles): 12 x 500ml
    • Style: Imperial Stout
  • Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

    Nøgne Ø Imperial Brown Ale

    There is a long story to this malty ale. It was first brewed in the spring 2006 in Nørrebro Bryghus in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a joint brew between Nøgne Ø and Nørrebro.

    Nørrebro calls their version “Double Knot Brown” and is the perfect thing to drink with almost any cheese.

    • ABV: 7.5%
    • Size (Bottles): 12 x 500ml
    • Style: Imperial Brown Ale

NØGNE Ø At A Glance

The Naked Island

The Naked Island

The name Nøgne Ø means "naked island", a poetic term used by Henrik Ibsen to describe the countless stark, barren outcroppings that are visible in the rough sea off Norway's southern coast. Nøgne Ø's subtitle, "The Uncompromising Brewery", is a plain statement of their mission to craft ale of highest quality, personality and individuality.

Only “Living Beers”

Only “Living Beers”

Nearly all the beer in Norway consists of light, filtered and pasteurized lagers, but Nøgne Ø prefer beers which are complex, fruity and full bodied.

"Lagers can be good but, for us, diversity is important and one of the main reasons why we decided to start Nøgne Ø. Due to this we have decided to only stick to top-fermented and bottle conditioned beers."

The Head Brewer’s Story

The Head Brewer’s Story

Nøgne Ø was started by two home brewers - Kjetil Jikiun and Gunnar Wiig - and, although the concept seemed like a good idea at the time, has ever since been described as an example of seriously bad or impaired judgment.

Nobody in their right mind would work for free 5 years leaving their beautiful wives and wonderful kids for long laborious days in a homemade and ridiculously labour demanding brewery.

Read Kjetil's story here (PDF, 104kb)